New faces on PCC Governing Board

On Jan. 3, 2023 Pima County School Superintendent Dustin Williams appointed Dr. Wade McLean to the District 1 vacancy on the Pima Community College Governing Board. Former Board member Catherine Ripley resigned in November after serving for 2 years.

Excerpt from their press release:

“Dr. McLean is former Superintendent of the Marana Unified School District (1995-2003) and has an extensive background in education in our state. Dr. McLean has also served on the Arizona State Board of Education and has experience as adjunct faculty at Pima Community College and the University of Arizona.”

Dr. Wade McLean and Pima County School Superintendent Dustin Williams

Newly elected PCC Governing Board members are former PCC Math teacher Theresa Riel, and businessman Greg Taylor, representing Districts 2 and 4 respectively.  Riel upset incumbent PCC board member Demion Clinco and Taylor replaced Meredith Hay who chose not to run for re-election in Nov. 2022.

Theresa Riel


Greg Taylor









Currently sitting on the board are Maria Garcia, widow of the late State Senator Jorge Garcia and Luis A. Gonzales, husband of LD 20 State Senator Sally Ann Gonzales.  Garcia represents District 3, and Gonzales represents District 5.

PCC has not updated their website with this information:  

Next scheduled PCC Governing Board meeting is tomorrow, January 11.[]=3&calId=10.

3 thoughts on “New faces on PCC Governing Board”

  1. You’re welcome. I had hoped my Asian American friend/board member Catherine Ripley would have been able to stay on longer to work with the 2 new PCC board members. Time will tell what these three new board members will decide to do and how they interact with Chancellor Lee Lambert, who is also Asian American (half Korean American).

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